March 23, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin:
"The killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy, and nothing will bring him back. But there remain unanswered questions surrounding his death, and I applaud Attorney General Eric Holder for opening an investigation. Trayvon and his family deserve nothing less, and my thoughts are with them in this unimaginably difficult time. Any single incident where an unarmed civilian is gunned down is one too many, but sadly, similar incidents have occurred in other states, including in Nevada. I trust the Justice Department and law enforcement at all levels will provide the justice that Trayvon's loved ones and our country deserve."